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    Not quite sure where to post this but we've just been offered WTR instead of PR

    Has anybody got any info regarding a WTR or been down this route who could provide some help?


    Many thanks

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    Hi Joelle,

    Did you apply with a job offer? Usually people get a WTR visa if they applied without having a job, and immigration are not too sure about job availability for you. All it means is when you get a job and you look likely to settle, it will be changed to PR.
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    Better than nothing I would say. Employers will be more keen to offer a job in New Zealand than without a visa of any kind.

    Have you seen the information put up by NZIS on the web regarding WTR.

    Anyway, here it goes.. http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migra...rktoresidence/

    cheers and good luck!

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    Hmm interesting that. It a sure sign that we're wanted and needed if NZIS start giving people other visas automatically if they don't quite make PR.

    So what do they gice you the visa and you've got certain amount of time to land a job or what?

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    Hi all

    Thanks for the info :icon_lol:

    Taffy - we had the same thought - both of us have alot of business management experience (OH has set up companies and now works for himself) and we think that with WTR they wanted to give us the incentive to go out and find a job.


    Pulsarblu - thanks for the link I'll check it out - and yes its better than decline


    SteveyC - [quote:d1b77f4214]So what do they give you the visa and you've got certain amount of time to land a job or what?[/quote:d1b77f4214]

    Bascially we have been given 3 months to get our work visa/permit, this will then allow us to the look for work for 2 years. Once found a job and after 3 months in that job we can get PR.

    I do believe although not sure yet but if our medicals and police certs are out of date when we apply for PR then we have to go through them again - ????? more of this!

    I have heard that if I get a job whilst still in the UK it should change automatically but not sure on this one. Will be asking our CO.

    Many Thanks
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    Hi Joelle,

    We just heard this week and we had the same WTR.

    I don't think it makes and difference as I assumed that as soon as we get jobs then it changes to PR, hopefully!

    Shaz

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    Hi Bikershaz

    Congrats on getting WTR

    I'll pass on any info when we get a response from our CO. There is a section on their website but its more aimed at people who have just applied for WTR rather than us who've had WTR issued with our PR on hold.

    Joelle :icon_razz:

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    Hi Joelle and Bikershaz,

    I just completed my interview with CO and maybe offered a WTR too although this is not confirmed yet. Man...I am getting so nervous now. Have anyone of you heard back from your CO that once on the job for three months, the WTR will be AUTOMATICALLY converted to PR?

    Pulsarblu

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    Once you have completed 3 months in your job, you don't automatically get PR, NZIS have to approve the conversion for you.
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    Hi Pulsarblu

    If you're offered WTR you get a 'keep in touch' officer within NZIS and you inform them once you have completed 3 months employment and they will then assess whether its classed as suitable and then the PR gets approved. As with everything there will be a process but my CO has confirmed that you do not need to have the medicals & police certs re-done :icon_biggrin:

    Hope this helps and good luck :icon_wink:

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